Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers

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Libraries Unlimited, 1998 - Education - 353 pages
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You can find the best, most affordable, and most appropriate reference materials for your school library collection with this guide. Organized by topics within broad subject categories, the book describes and evaluates books, CD-ROMs, and other electronic reference sources in all curricular areas and in some extracurricular areas. More than 2,000 entries are included, with titles of special interest to elementary schools noted. Safford's new edition reviews more electronic sources than previous editions, and it has a new section on electronic information systems that describes the shift of resources to World Wide Web-based delivery. The book also covers many new and varied types of reference sources appearing in print, and the section on collection management has been reorganized. An essential tool for the school library media specialist, this book will also be useful to librarians at two-year colleges, to children's and young adult librarians at public libraries, and to colleges with library and i

 

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Contents

Collection Management Tools
1
SERIALS
7
REVIEW INDEXES
9
RETROSPECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHIES
10
TRADE BIBLIOGRAPHIES
20
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
23
GUIDES TO FREE AND INEXPENSIVE MATERIALS
24
DIRECTORIES OF PUBLISHERS AND PRODUCTS
26
BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM
194
BOOKTALKING
196
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
198
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
199
READING ALOUD
201
Communication
202
FORENS1CS
203
RADIO
204

Reference
27
CHRONOLOGIES
30
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
32
DIRECTORIES
33
ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
34
ENCYCLOPEDIASONE VOLUME
36
ENCYCLOPEDIA SETS
37
GRANT RESOURCES
41
INDEXES
42
Social Sciences
43
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
44
NICKNAMES AND PSEUDONYMS
48
Business and Economics
49
BIOGRAPHY
50
DIRECTORIES
52
SMALL BUSINESS
53
DICTIONARIES ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND HANDBOOKS
54
DIRECTORIES
55
Current Social Issues
57
Education
59
BIOGRAPHY
60
DIRECTORIES
62
HANDBOOKS ALMANACS AND YEARBOOKS
65
INDEXES
67
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
71
Ethnic Minorities
72
ENCYCLOPEDIAS
73
AFRICAN AMERICANS
74
ASIAN AMERICANS
77
HISPANIC AMERICANS
78
JEWS
80
NATIVE AMERICANS
81
Etiquette
87
GENEALOGY
88
Geography and World Studies
89
ENCYCLOPEDIAS DICTIONARIES AND HANDBOOKS
93
GAZETTEERS
96
TRAVEL
97
AFRICAN STUDIES
98
EUROPEAN AND RUSSIAN STUDIES
99
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
100
HEARING IMPAIRED
101
VISUALLY IMPAIRED
103
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
105
ANCIENT
108
MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE
109
ASIA
112
CHINA
113
UNITED STATES
114
Chronologies
116
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
117
Hobbies and Games
124
CARD GAMES AND BOARD GAMES
125
Holidays and Special Days
126
Law
128
HANDBOOKS
130
CRIME
132
HUMAN RIGHTS
133
DICTIONARIES ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND YEARBOOKS
134
CENSORSHIP
137
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
139
AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING
140
INFORMATION SKILLS
141
PLANNING FACILITIES
143
The Occult and Unexplained Phenomena
145
Political Science
147
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
153
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
155
Psychology
159
Sociology
161
Sports
164
DICTIONARIES AND HANDBOOKS
165
BASEBALL
167
BASKETBALL
169
HOCKEY
170
SOCCER
171
UNITED STATES
172
Womens Studies
174
ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND HANDBOOKS
175
INDEXES
178
Humanities
181
AWARDS
183
BIBLIOGRAPHIES FOR CURRICULUM SUPPORT READING GUIDANCE
184
WRITING AND REPORTS
205
Decorative Arts
208
FURNITURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
210
Film Study
211
FILMOGRAPHIES
212
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
213
DIRECTORIES
215
Language
216
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
217
DESK DICTIONARIES
218
JUVENILE DICTIONARIES
219
PICTURE DICTIONARIES
222
ETYMOLOGY
224
FOREIGN PHRASES
225
USAGE AND GRAMMAR
226
CHINESE DICTIONARIES
227
FRENCH DICTIONARIES
228
GERMAN DICTIONARIES
229
HEBREW DICTIONARIES
230
RUSSIAN DICTIONARIES
231
Literature
232
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
236
PLOT OUTLINES
238
CRITICISM
239
DRAMA
240
POETRY
241
SHORT STORIES
243
ENGLISH LITERATURE
245
AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE
246
CLASSICAL LITERATURE
247
RUSSIAN LITERATURE
248
CHRONOLOGIES
250
BANDS
251
CHORAL
252
SONGS
255
Mythology and Folklore
256
HANDBOOKS
257
INDEXES
258
Philosophy
259
Religion
261
HANDBOOKS
263
BIBLE STUDIES
264
SAINTS
265
DANCE
267
Science and Technology
269
HANDBOOKS
270
Biology
271
Botany
272
NONFLOWERING PLANTS
273
Chemistry
274
Computers and Electronics
275
Earth Sciences
276
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
277
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
278
MINERALOGY AND GEMSTONES
279
Food and Nutrition
280
Health and Family
281
DEATH AND DYING
282
FAMILY AND PARENTING
283
THE HUMAN BODY
284
HEALTH AND MEDICINE
285
MENTAL HEALTH
288
Mathematics
289
HANDBOOKS
290
ENERGY
291
NATURAL HISTORY
295
Pets
296
DOGS
297
Physics
298
CHRONOLOGIES
300
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
301
HANDBOOKS AND YEARBOOKS
304
Transportation
305
AVIATION AND SPACE FLIGHT
306
Zoology
307
HANDBOOKS
308
FISH
309
MAMMALS
310
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
311
AuthorTitle Index
313
Subject Index
345
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BARBARA RIPP SAFFORD is Associate Professor, Division of School Library Media Studies, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

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